Beginner and you start out with Modal Theory? What is this world coming to!!!
Anyways, E-Phrygian is awesome for flamenco style tunes. If you use a few accidentals you can infuse the Gypsy scale too into it. You can jam on this scale with the typical E-F-G-F chord progression. To add to the gypsy effect, I like to use open high E and B strings and use a rasgueado type strumming. Easy songs in particular you could try would be Korn's unplugged version of Blind.
Chromatic scale is something that I think is very atonal and sounds cool only if you use it in bits or use it at very high speeds. An example would be Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov.
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